Disabled Adults visit Summers Nursing Home to teach elderly people sign language Disabled Adults who attend Surrey Choices Nexus Activity Centre have had the exciting opportunity to work with Summers Nursing Home on two occasions in the last year. Since then, Nexus has planned to give regular workshops to the elderly people so they can…Read details
Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Update for customers, families, Carers and partner organisations on Surrey Choices’ response to the revised Coronavirus guidance As we all try to find a way to adjust to what is going to be our new reality for the foreseeable future, it is natural to have worries and concerns.We know many…Read details
Surrey Choices Camberley Community Group joined Postcards of Kindness back in September 2019 when it was discovered on Facebook, writing to elderly, lonely and disabled people all over the country has transformed the lives of everyone involved. The Camberley Community Group initially joined the project out of curiosity to see what would happen and they…Read details
Surrey Choices Making a Difference Awards 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus. As you will be aware, on Monday 16 March the government issued new guidance in an effort to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on the wider population and to ensure the NHS is able to cope with the increased demand. Surrey Choices cares deeply…Read details
Surrey Choices are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The challenge across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay inequality: as an equal opportunities’ employer, Surrey Choices fully supports this initiative.
To meet reporting requirements, by 4 April 2020 we are publishing the results on our own website, and externally as required under the regulation. We will continue to carry out these calculations and publish the results annually.
Today as we are celebrating World Social Work Day, I have been reflecting on what it means to me to be a social worker. I realised that I really never wanted to be anything else from as early on as I can remember. Now, after a long career in which I have had the privilege…Read details
Surrey Choices held a series of events at the end of 2019 to begin a conversation with each other about how the future could look for disabled people in Surrey and to collectively shape the vision of Changing Days. The events were open to disabled people, their families and Carers, and groups and organisations that work with Surrey…Read details
As part of the commitment Surrey Choices have made to be a Mindful Employer, Surrey Choices colleagues undertook a Mental Health First Aiders Course held by Melanie Newnam from Mental Health First Aid England. As a result of completing the course, colleagues from Surrey Choices became Mental Health First Aiders, where they help colleagues and…Read details
The Surrey Choices Shared Lives Team started 2020 off on a high after receiving their ‘Good’ CQC inspection results in January! Shared Lives is a national scheme that offers a unique and community-based model of care and support. We run Shared Lives in Surrey and the surrounding area. Shared Lives Carers open their home, family…Read details
Surrey Choices will be holding their annual colleague awards on Friday 5 June 2020. The colleague awards are to celebrate outstanding practice and achievements by Surrey Choices colleagues. Throughout February and March 2020, voting stations will be held across the county to encourage the people Surrey Choices support, their families and Carers to nominate a…Read details
In 2019, Surrey Choices raised a staggering amount of £6034.46 for The Fountain Centre, who support cancer patients, families and Carers at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. Over the year, many fundraising events were planned, organised and delivered by disabled people which meant overcoming a range of barriers from communicating with local businesses…Read details
Surrey Choices are proud to announce that their 2020 Local Charity of The Year is Mind Woking and Surrey. More than 40 charities across Surrey put themselves forward to be supported by Surrey Choices throughout 2020. Colleagues and disabled people supported by Surrey Choices voted internally, as well as the public via Facebook, Instagram and…Read details